Organizational Metaphor Perceptions of Primary School Administrators and Teachers Towards the Instituon They Work For

Yilmaz S., Polat S.

3rd International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Prague, Czech Republic, 5 - 07 June 2012, vol.55, pp.669-678 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 55
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.550
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.669-678
  • Keywords: Organizational metaphor, teacher, primary school, school administrator, perception of metaphor
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to investigate primary school administrators' and teachers' organizational metaphorical perceptions of the institutions they work in and whether metaphorical perceptions differ in their professional titles. For this aim, totally 311 people, primary school administrators and teachers, from 18 primary schools in the central district of Kastamonu were applied "The Organizational Metaphor Scale" developed by the researcher. The data gathered were entered in the computer and analyzed via SPSS ( 12) package program. In the study, it was concluded that school administrators and teachers generally express the institution they work in with more of a metaphor of organism. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of The Association Education and Technology